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HP EX485 MediaSmart Home Server software

Q: HP EX485 MediaSmart Home Server software

Dose any one know how to locate HP EX485 MediaSmart Home Server software i bought this system and the supplier say that they dont have the instalation disk can any one direct me where to get the instalation software.
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Hi, If you have Windows 7 installed, you should be able to install HP MediaSmart software.  Try the installers listed below. HP MediaSmart DVD. HP MediaSmart Music. HP MediaSmart Photo. HP MediaSmart Webcam. HP MediaSmart Video. HP MediaSmart SmartMenu. Regards, DP-K
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A:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:

Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

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I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
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Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

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You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

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Yes, but the extent depends on the version of Windows running on those PCs (you don't specify home/pro or the plethora of Vista versions)
4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
4a) ...and can above be accessed by my other computers to read/write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista?

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Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. I would switch to a server OS. Ubuntu Server is fine.
5) My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista. i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server. no problem, right?
5a) With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server (ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive & live email files stored on network drive on home file server)?
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Should be fine.
6) also on the hard drives of the home file server, how should i back things up? there are 3 500gb hard drives, and one 40gb hard drive. with music, videos and everything i'll have nearly full 450gb taken up. right now all i've done is a simple copy of one drive to another. is there a better, easy to setup way for a backup solution?

6) if it can be done, how do i do it?

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Well, outside of automating it, it sounds fine. Make sure to have at least 2 backups of important stuff. CD/DVDs are good too for the monthly backups.

7) if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server, what do i change and how do I do it?

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A:Mediasmart Not working

I had the same problem but I worked it out. I uninstalled MediaSmart as instructed by the upgrade, but when I reinstalled it, it didn't work. This was after I had downloaded the programs from hp and reinstalled them. I corrected it finally by running them as Vista thru the windows compatibilty wizard. Start/search/run. one of the choices should be "window 7 compatibility" wizard. run that and see if it solves your problem.
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A:Mediasmart and snapfish

Hi @gingersu,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you are unable to upload your photos from Mediasmart to Snapfish. I am happy to help with this. Have you successfully used the two together before? If not then maybe you should check out the FAQ. HP MediaSmart Connect - Frequently Asked Questions About MediaSmart . There you will find the following: "How come nothing works when I use my Snapfish (or other services ) account to login under Online Media!?" From your MediaSmart Connect, login using your HP Online Media Services account. If you don?t have an account, use your computer to go to  site to create one. This site allows you to login to all services with a single account.  I realize you mentioned having a working Snapfish account, however maybe it is an issue like suggested above. Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.
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The software which was pre-installed on my laptop worked fine the first couple of times I used it, then started to play up sometimes by not opeing up at all. So I went to:
Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-2030sa Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Downloaded the HP MediaSmart Webcam driver/software. Now it opens up fine, but it says that the in-built webcam is not detected?

Any advise?


A:HP MediaSmart Webcam not working

Soes the webcam show up in Device Manager ?? If so, remove it and refresh. You may just to refresh the driver.
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Is the cam recognized by Windows? If not it's likely faulty. Is it a built-in cam or external? If it's external, test it on another PC.
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The Microsoft Update should offer an update within a day or so for a "Sonix Streaming Media YooStar" webcam which should work or you can probably get it from HP by going to this link: Sonix Camera Driver - HP Business Support Center

Good luck.

Jim P.
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Hello Pucar, welcome to the forum.

I would like to recommend you to right click on this application to check the permissions , verify if the domain administrator belongs to the administrator group and make sure the domain administrator have enough permissions. Or you can launch the Computer Management, navigate to the Local Users and Groups, click Groups and click Administrators, make sure the domain administrator is the member of administrator groups.

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Blu-Ray disc encryption methods are always changing, thus the software used for playback needs to be continiously updated as well. I'd say the HP software is not up to date. It may be that your installation is faulty or the software may not have an update current enough to play the discs.

PowerDVD should work, but the latest version is 12 (not 10).
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A:problem with wmp11 and new mediasmart tv

hello I welcome to TSF,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

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now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

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this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot

then get back to us

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A:HP MediaSmart video keeps crashing

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how did you solve the problem?
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A:How do I associate my email programme with HP MediaSmart?

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A:Home Server

Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522

I'm in the process of planning out a build for a home server and I have some questions on hardware. Do I really need a server mobo and server CPU? Can I use a regular mobo and CPU and install server 2008? What is the difference between a server case and regular desktop case? What are the big differences in using the server side hardware vs regular hardware, mainly the mobo and CPU? I just want to set up a small home server that has 3 desktops (2 more to be added later) and 2 laptops (2 more to be added later) then add a printer on the server side of it (to eliminate 4 printers). I really don't need to do this but rather as a challenge for me and how cost effective this would be for a true server setup vs a media type home server such as HP's media home server vs a NAS setup. I know the cost of a sever is at least double vs a regular desktop because of what the server is designed to do. Has anybody else on here set one up and can share their in/outs of it with me.

Are you planning to use active directory?

I am currently running a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 machine (originally ran XP) with Windows Home Server Vail.

WHS doesn't support active directory so I can't say if that claims any benefits from Server Hardware (I'm guessing it does), but for general Printer Serving and serving Media standard hardware is more than adequate.

One advantage of WHS is that it has a built in backup utility which backs up all your PCs automatically onto the server meaning manual backups and trapcing around with HDDs will become a thing of the past.

Standard Hardware is fine for what I use it for (which does include a nice little web server which allows me to access my media from anywhere in the world as well as remote desktop and PC backups and Printer Serving).

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Hey guys
I have received my BT Home Hub 2.0 today which I will set up tomorrow. It has a USB connection, i tried a USB Drive and it worked! so i can access my files through the network. Anyone know if i can set it up as an online file server (so i can access my files online)?
Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways

A:Home server BT?

Quote: Originally Posted by simpod

Hey guys
I have received my BT Home Hub 2.0 today which I will set up tomorrow. It has a USB connection, i tried a USB Drive and it worked! so i can access my files through the network. Anyone know if i can set it up as an online file server (so i can access my files online)?
Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways

I have had serious problems getting this to work at all even locally(as it's not suppost to be possible), however I think it might be possible to set it up as an internet server using the webdav protocol or something similar.

To be perfectly honest if you had it setup though (which I'm not sure is possible) it would be accessible by anyone because you would have made an exception in your firewall to allow access and then there's no secondary password etc. to secure it.

If you want a Home Server why not look at Windows Home server, it's really cool and really easy to use, the only downside is it requires a PC as the middle man but that is probably a good thing in terms of security.

You can download WHS beta from MS for free from WINDOWS HOME SERVER | Microsoft Connect although it can't dual boot on one drive and has to be the only OS installed (it insists on formatting absolutely everything during installation).

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A:Help With Home Server

Welcome to Eight Forum protocol177, Windows 8 will run a home server as good as Whs2011.
Google storage spaces window8 and you will find that you can set your drives up much the same as Whs2011.
I set up windows 8 as a server and found that
Easier to setup than a server Os
drives can be organized better
All windows software works with it
As you mentioned all the AV products work
Common GUI with your other desktops
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A:Home Server??

I am not clear what DNS has to do with the server
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I don't need more than 5/600GB

I don't know if I should buy a server, saw some small ones for about 200 on Newegg, or build one. I have the HDs, think I'd like to have 2 in RAID 1 for safety, and a TechNet 'script for the software.

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A:Home server ?

Any interest in learning a little bit of Linux? setting up a Linux box is 100% free, getting samba going is easy and it shares files beautifully. I would be more than happy in assisting you with the setup of the above.

In all honest, just an old box with a couple of hard drives should be just fine. It's what I have have used for my home server for a number of years.
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A:Software needs for NT 4 Server

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A:VPN server software?


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A:Web Server Software

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Web Server - Opera Unite applications
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A:Server Software

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A:Exchange server for home use: help?

First, go to Dell and download ALL the available drivers for that model Service Tag. They also have pretty decent setup instructions.
This system is not all that different from what you are used to... so do not be intimidated with it because it is "new" to you. Simply start out slowly, and become comfortable with how it works... add and remove as needed, but slowly. Don't add the second NIC until you know why it is needed.
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You will likely need more instruction than can be posted here, but there are plenty of good ideas available with a Google search.
Your thinking on this project is very good, however.
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A:Can you help me start a Server on a Home XP Pro box?

Do you have the bandwidth to do that ? Do you have a fixed ( static ip address ) ?

this may help. I think you will enjoy this endevour more if you use someone elses web hosting, there are alot near free ones
or free under like 10meg

also try or is it .org
anyway they have free, though I did a whois and the are in Bulgaria

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A:XP Home & Personal Web Server (ASP's)

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A:Work server at home

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